__02/10/11__ Slave Cabin
New Orleans, Day 2
This afternoon my wife and I took a plantation tour. Back in the day there were hundreds of sugarcane plantations lining the Mississippi river North of New Orleans. We took guided tours of Laura and Oak Alley. Laura had quite an interesting history, but Oak Alley was much more impressive. Stay tuned for more photos of that. Also stay tuned for photos I took this morning walking around downtown, including an abandoned power plant.
This shot is a slave cabin with a garden at the Laura plantation. Despite the terrible injustices and inequalities of the time, it was really interesting to learn how the plantations were run. It was also really neat to drive through the cypress swamp and over part of Lake Ponchartrain.
See a better, higher-res photo of this scene in my New Orleans gallery.